Saturday 17 September 2022
St Robert Bellarmine; St Hildegard of Bingen
1 Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49. I will walk in the presence of God, with the light of the living – Psalm 55(56):10-14. Luke 8:4-15.
Do we have faith the seed will fall where it needs to?
Why would a farmer scatter the precious seed across soil that is clearly unsuitable for growing produce? Perhaps the proximity of the good soil was too near to be able to distinguish between, so it was accepted that some would inevitably fail to produce. The waste was worth it. What’s our approach to sowing the Word of God among those we encounter each day? Do we make judgments about who we think has a ready heart to receive? Or do we have faith that the seed will fall where it needs to land and allow the Holy Spirit to open their ears to hear? Lord, help me to see the potential in all people and continue to make the soil of my own heart ready to receive your Word.